The Racial Demands Of The GOP
After criticizing Rick Perry for being "insensitive" regarding the name of a ranch apparently owned by Perry, Herman Cain, the African American former Godfather's Pizza honcho came to understand that the only acceptable claims of racial insensitivity from African Americans can be made against Democrats:
I think that Herman Cain hurts himself by joining in on these attacks. His big appeal is that he’s not just another black race-card-playing politician. Climbing on board with the Post’s hit piece suggests that actually, he is.
Cain has learned his lesson:
What Cain forgot was that the only acceptable "playing of the race card" is directed at Democrats. Matt Yglesias notes:
[I]f Perry did do anything racist, it’s because he used to be a Democrat (heh). Yet the real victims here are white people, and once upon a time Herman Cain looked like he might be a hero to the white race. Now we see, though, that he’s just another black politician being all “racist racist racist racist” to get ahead just like the rest of them.
But I remember a time that Republicans were all for "playing the race card":
Speaking for me only
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